Dr. Clara Rivera, MD

Dr. Clara Rivera, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 64
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Dr. Clara Rivera, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Forest Hills, NY and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from San Juan Bautista School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.Read her story

11241 Queens Blvd Ste Llb

Forest Hills, NY 11375

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • 2 More

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Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (11/16/2015)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rivera's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Trigger Finger
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Trigger Finger more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Hand Fracture
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Hand Fracture more than 68% of her peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 68% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Scaphoid Fractures

Dr. Rivera's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Atrophy
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cleft Lip
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hidradenitis
  • Liposuction
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

"Clara Rivera, MD is a board-certified surgeon specializing in both plastic surgery and hand surgery. She provides a variety of services to her patients including skin cancer removal, body contouring, trigger finger treatment, carpal tunnel surgery, ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Education

1994
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Carter's Med College
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Hurley Med Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Lincoln Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
Lincoln Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
San Juan Bautista School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
1992
1985
1982
1980
1980

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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